Smoke detector credited with saving woman from North Hoosick fire

A woman was able to escape when her house caught fire early Wednesday morning on Route 22 in North Hoosick.

The smoke detector woke up the woman, said North Hoosick Fire Chief Alan Bornt. He believes that may have saved her life.

The call came in around 2 a.m. Crews were dispatched to the home on Route 22. There were heavy flames and smoke coming from the back of the house and in the attic.

Eight to 10 fire companies that responded to the call. Crews from Rensselaer, Washington and Bennington counties were on scene.

Once the fire was under control, fire companies spent the morning tending to the hotspots.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighters respond to a home on Route 22 in North Hoosick, early Wednesday morning. (Jonathan Hunter / WNYT)